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  1. I think it should work fine really, the gingery...

    I think it should work fine really, the gingery lathe that alot of us on here have cast, the bed is 1/4" thick walled usually and is 24" long by 2" wide, so 5/16" over that distance should be fine. I...
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    When I tried lost foam in the past, Ive found...

    When I tried lost foam in the past, Ive found that it didnt like filling out if it was cast horizontal, but if it was molded so the metal flowed straight down onto the part, it filled up fine. No...
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    david is right, a little bondo will do wonders...

    david is right, a little bondo will do wonders for making the pattern pull from the sand easily. Just smear some on it and into the little corners with your fingers, then give it a light sanding. Ive...
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    Sticky: frostoak, that thing looks really steam punk, all...

    frostoak, that thing looks really steam punk, all you need is a wooden gun stock at the back end and that thing would make a pretty awesome looking flamethrower, lol. Nice flame on it also.

    Also,...
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    I usually used hot glue gun and hot glue to stick...

    I usually used hot glue gun and hot glue to stick the pieces of styrofoam together, which should be much harder to burn away than the styrofoam glue would be. The coating of plaster, you usually just...
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    I usually just make the sodium silicate myself...

    I usually just make the sodium silicate myself out of 100% lye drain cleaner and mimi cat litter from walmart. It costs around 18 dollars all together with all of the ingredients, and it usually...
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    It looks like the homemade rosin I make for my...

    It looks like the homemade rosin I make for my projects, exactly like it. It always seem to end up with little bits in it that make it through the setup so Ill have to get ahold of some panty hose to...
  8. yea, the harbor freight burner wants to run rich,...

    yea, the harbor freight burner wants to run rich, thats why most people use them as a base to start from to build thier own burners from. Thats why you never really see it shoved into the burner hole...
  9. welcome james, with those burners, you can easily...

    welcome james, with those burners, you can easily melt almost everything but iron is pushing it. You dont want a steel lining in it because it'll act as a huge heatsink most of the time, and at...
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    I wouldnt be able to use the liver of sulfur fast...

    I wouldnt be able to use the liver of sulfur fast enough to considering purchasing some so I usually make a sodium equivalent of liver of sulfur which works just as well. If you take a teaspoon of...
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    lol, glad you finally found some. As for the...

    lol, glad you finally found some. As for the panty hose questions, thats one of those long questions that go with why do they need that many shoes that you never want to ask if you feel like sleeping...
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    has anyone else been having problems with the...

    has anyone else been having problems with the forum today? I keep getting database errors and it wont load the main site. I keep having to click refresh a few times for it to load the site correctly,...
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    Sticky: nice castings, Im curious how it actually poured,...

    nice castings, Im curious how it actually poured, if it was fluid like aluminum or kinda like thin taffy like iron usually gets poured. Also, on a side not, you know your tired and hungry when you...
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    stoli, I think it would absorb into the sand too...

    stoli, I think it would absorb into the sand too much and you'd just end up with sand sculptures really, it tends to contract and shrink alot when cooling, which will cause it to crack and fall apart...
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    I know that it can be done with a spoon, not sure...

    I know that it can be done with a spoon, not sure about a fork tho but I agree with the others, you would need a good casting alloy to be able to pull it off. I really wouldnt mess with aluminum as...
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    lol, welcome to the club, my neighbors all think...

    lol, welcome to the club, my neighbors all think Im crazy, but the thing is, you dont get the neighbors coming over and nagging at you to fix something that common sense would fix, lol. They know...
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    for the kind of stuff your doing, I would...

    for the kind of stuff your doing, I would honestly forgo the stamping of the parts and just replace them with aluminum welded together, it'll be much stronger and much safer in the long run. I know...
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    oh, it should work fine, for release agent, just...

    oh, it should work fine, for release agent, just powder it with some graphite. You can buy powdered graphite at farm supply stores because they use it for lubricating seeds for machinery or something...
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    it would work, but any zinc based alloy (za-xx)...

    it would work, but any zinc based alloy (za-xx) will add considerable weight to the plane, and could considerably throw the balance all off. I believe ZA-27 is lighter than the rest of the ZA series,...
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    the castings look pretty good for a first...

    the castings look pretty good for a first castings, your sand is really looks too wet, and the crucible, it just looks like a thin foil that was on the walls of the crucible. That is normal for...
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    Sticky: I just worked on the flask for the steam engine,...

    I just worked on the flask for the steam engine, started on an adjustable angle plate/sine plate, and made 3 bar ingot molds. The 3 molds will make ingots on average 7 3/4 long x 1" tall x 2 3/4"...
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    I was always worried that I would end up in a...

    I was always worried that I would end up in a thread like this, but after the last few videos here, I know that I can do the dumbest thing I can think of and still not even come close, lol. People...
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    most cast iron melting furnaces I see use drip...

    most cast iron melting furnaces I see use drip style burners, so yea, they easily can. I have a video of one from a fellow member on here using his and pouring it down at soule festival as part of...
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    I this this has come up a few times, so if you...

    I this this has come up a few times, so if you looked through the search, it may pop up.

    I have a siphon type burner, and I love the thing, but using some types of oils tends to gum up my burner...
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    it might be, for some reason, it looked like the...

    it might be, for some reason, it looked like the grid was too small for it to be an inch, but I think you may be right, it might be inches.

    Edit: yea, it is in inches, at 5:38, there's a sharpie...
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